Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder (Junie B. Jones Series #20)

Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder (Junie B. Jones Series #20)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
     
 

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Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!
 
Meet the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B.

Overview

Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!
 
Meet the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones! One of Junie B.’s top front teeth is loose! Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this development. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And even worse . . . what’s all this tooth fairy business? Like, who is this woman, really? And what does she do with all those used teeth? So many questions, so little time.
 
USA Today:
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”
 
Publishers Weekly:
“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.”
 
Kirkus Reviews:
“Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.”
 
Time:
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
Holy molar! Everybody's favorite first-grader is back again, and this time, she has a big gap to contend with -- a hole where her tooth used to be.

At first, Junie B. Jones is thrilled to have a loose tooth -- it means she's turning into a "big kid," and she'll be the first one in Room One to lose one of her top baby teeth. But when Herb tells her about his "toothless Uncle Lou," an alarmed Junie B. soon tries to get her tooth to stop wiggling -- until Grandpa Miller accidentally helps it pop out. Complete with a new smile that she begins to appreciate, Junie B. then confesses to her parents that she knows the real story behind the Tooth Fairy -- she's really a brush-riding Tooth Witch that eats "tooth apples" -- and she won't leave her tooth under her pillow. Mom and Dad try to discourage this theory, but Junie gets her class involved, and they all begin wondering about the Tooth Fairy's real motives for collecting teeth. Yet just when Junie thinks she has it all figured out and leaves her tooth out for the night, an unexpected surprise winds up answering her Tooth Fairy questions and making her extra-excited.

It's about time Junie B. lost a tooth, and fans will love it! Addressing all the questions that plague kids about losing that first tooth, Junie B. handles her situation with humor and smart thinking that will have readers nodding in agreement. A high-spirited installment sure to satisfy hankerings for this feisty first-grader, Toothless Wonder will have fans cheering and chomping at the bit for more. Matt Warner

Publishers Weekly
The inimitable Miss Jones stars in Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus. Junie is the first in her class to have a loose upper tooth. But she wants nothing to do with the Tooth Fairy and fears she'll end up looking like her dentally challenged uncle.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-In this 20th book about Junie B., Parks hits on the universal theme of losing one's first tooth. As the first person in her class to have this experience, Junie B. worries that she'll look funny, but her teacher assures her that it is a momentous event in her life, and that she'll look more grown up when the new one comes in. This, of course, delights the child. However, she is convinced that the tooth fairy is really a witch. After all, what would a tooth fairy do with all of those teeth? This is an ideal read-aloud to first graders and a choice that they will enjoy reading independently as they move into chapter books. Humorous black-and-white drawings show Junie B. as she interacts with her classmates and family.-Jean Lowery, Bishop Woods Elementary School, New Haven, CT Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
"Good news, people!" Junie B. has lost her first tooth and she is the first person in Room One to reach this milestone. Is Junie B. excited? Well, yes and no. First, she is excited about sharing the news, and the bloodstained spit cup, with her classmates. But, she is concerned that she will end up like Sheldon's toothless Uncle Lou. Then, she imagines that she will look so different that no one at school will recognize her. And there is the little matter of the Tooth Fairy. See, Junie B. knows "stuff about the fairy, that's why." The "truth" is perfectly clear to her and seems so logical coming out of her mouth: the Tooth Fairy is really a Tooth Witch who collects teeth to EAT. Her mother challenges Junie B.'s emphatic explanation of the tiny cheek-pinching Tooth Witch flying on her toothbrush. But Junie B. has no patience for her mother's dense thinking. "I rolled my eyes way up to the ceiling. 'Cause sometimes I have to explain everything to that woman." Sassy and perceptive Junie B. is growing up, and Park's first-person narrative improves as her character ages. Junie B. has been listening to adults and loves to add grown-up words and colloquialisms to her speech. The reader is treated to words like "fascinating, reaction, pleasure, occasional, festivities and 'that's another can of worms." Junie B.'s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world and her exasperation with the well-meaning adults in her life. A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud for the first-grade classroom. (Fiction. 7-10)
From the Publisher
From USA TODAY:
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."

From Publisher' Weekly:
"Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun."

From Kirkus Reviews:
"Junie's swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world....A hilarious, first-rate read- aloud."

From Booklist:
"Park, one of the funniest writers around . . . brings her refreshing humor to the beginning chapter-book set."

From Time magazine:
"Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."

From School Library Journal:
"Readers will relate instantly to the trials and tribulations of this first grader....She is always endearing and wonderfully funny."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375894442
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/12/2009
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series , #20
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
102,039
Lexile:
350L (what's this?)
File size:
13 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

BARBARA PARK (1947–2013) is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular Junie B. Jones series. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and picture books, including Skinnybones and Mick Harte Was Here. We are thankful for the laughter she’s given us and to millions of children.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Date of Birth:
April 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Education:
B.S., University of Alabama, 1969
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb

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Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (Junie B. Jones Series #18) 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 183 reviews.
Motheroftwin5yroldGirls More than 1 year ago
One of my twin daughters had just lost a tooth and the other was about to. This book was so fun for all of us to read. We read a chapter a night (or more if we couldn't put it down) and every night the girls looked forward to it. It's really about how you read it. Because Junie B. is so boisterous, they really got a kick out of it when I acted out the parts. Some parts they wanted me to go back and tell them again. This book was a great 1st chapter book to share together. We plan on reading more.
Katherine Siddall More than 1 year ago
Very funny series when i was younger. It was one of my favorites.
Amelia Barone More than 1 year ago
i loved it. this is one of the best junei b books.u will love the ending!
Miller-Moss More than 1 year ago
My five-year old grandson just lost his first tooth. He loved the story! He giggled, laughed out loud and felt real empathy for Junie B. He's an early reader so after we read this book together, he read Toothless Wonder over and over on his own with great delight. A winner!
Hannah Bullard More than 1 year ago
My favorite book series!
CassieFL More than 1 year ago
That is all I tell my grand daughter and she loves listening to me reading them to her. Awesome and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!!!!!!!
Kam Pecoraro More than 1 year ago
Great for all ages. From ages12 to 7 juni b jones fits all ages
12345675 More than 1 year ago
This book was hilarious!!! My 7 year old loved it. I was laughing right along with her. This is the first Junie B. Jones book we've read and have read 3 others since. The only thing I don't like is that the book is written like a 1st grader might speak. Many words like "beautifulest" or "runned vs. ran" and other incorrect words are used. It made the book funny but it can be confusing if you're trying to teach correct pronunciation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Junie B. Book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am going in to 5th and love these books.one day i hope to be a great auther to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junie b books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I accautly read it when i lost my first tooth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love JunieB.Jones much i read i read to little kids younger than me and they love the book more than i do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!!! This book is amazing I can not tell you about it but i could it is a good book Juneie B. Jones is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junoe b jones books and this one is one of my favs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i bought this book for 3 of my nieces that happened to be in first grade and all 3 had lost their 1st tooth. they thought that was so neat to have a book written about them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Just loved this book. It was my first chapter book and i just love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
junie b. is full of pranks and funny buisness but when her tooth comes out shes so wored about the tooth fairy she, will you'll see.
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I love this book I read it evert day that is how good it is
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Love junie in this bok
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xoxo!!!